Mickey’s Fun Wheel Machinist at the Disneyland Resort

In this episode of “Every Role a Starring Role,” you’ll meet Kat Powell, a Machinist at Mickey’s Fun Wheel in Disney California Adventure park. Kat completed a four-year machinist training program through Fullerton College, funded by the Disneyland Resort, which allowed her to pursue an advanced certificate while working on one of her favorite attractions. Kat now works after hours with her fellow maintenance professionals, maintaining the iconic Ferris wheel at the center of Paradise Pier!

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This Day In History

1929 Mickey's Choo Choo released
1932 Bugs In Love (a Silly Symphony) released
1956 Disneyland welcomed its 5,000,000th guest
1971 Walt Disney World opened. At the time it consisted of just the Magic Kingdom, the Contemporary & Polynesian resorts, and Fort Wilderness Campground
1979 Work began on EPCOT
1982 EPCOT opened
1983 The Horizons pavilion opened at EPCOT
1986 The Magic Kingdom’s Diamond Horseshoe Jamboree opened
1987 The Daredevil Circus Spectacular opened at Epcot
1988 The Caribbean Beach resort opened
1991 Spectromagic performed for the first time at the Magic Kingdom
1992 Tokyo Disneyland opened its version of Splash Mountain
1992 The Disney Channel broadcast Fraggle Rock for the first time
1993 Backstage Magic closed at Epcot
1995 United Kingdom broadcast it’s own version of the Disney Channel for the first time
1995 Vero Beach resort opened
1996 The Remember The Magic parade began at the Magic Kingdom
1996 Goofy’s Barnstormer opened at the Magic Kingdom
1996 Disney’s Boardwalk resort had it’s grand opening ceremony
1998 Fantasmic! began performances at Walt Disney World
1999 The Millennium Village and the new Imagination pavilion opened at EPCOT
1999 Mystery, Alaska released
2000 Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom unveiled Blaine Gibson’s statue of Roy O Disney and Minnie Mouse
2001 Walt Disney World’s 100 Years of Magic Celebration began
2001 Playhouse Disney – Live On Stage (featuring Bear of Big Blue House fame) opened at MGM